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breaking news tonight. a massive 60 car pile up in far morn california. this happened on interstate 5 near the oregon border. not clear tonight what caused the crash. but the roads were very icy. it was about 25 degrees when the crash happened about 6:30 this evening. i-5 closed in both directions near eureka. 60 automobiles for almost two miles. >> here in the bay area, burr. this is the coldest it has been since january. earlier tonight. people bundled up in ski pants. check out the lights on candy lane. right now, it is 39 degrees. >> we have layers on most of the kids. socks underneath the sleepers so we are good to go. >> layers upon layers. chief meteorologist paul deanno is in the weather senor. >> tonight is a three dog night. lit be cold. coldest since january 17. here are the numbers for you. union city will drop to 35 degrees santa clara. frost advisory for all of the south bay. all of the east bay, most of thes in layerspennine peninsula. >> a scare at a bay area college this evening. a lock down for three hours after someone reported seeing a gunman on campus. now police show
sides of the issue. nannette? >> the brady campaign ranks california as having the strictest concontrol laws in the country. advocates are seizing on the moment, state senator considering reintro dugs a bill. governor brown ordered flags at the california state capitol to be flown at half staff calling the tragedy a heart breaking loss. 23 years ago california had a scoot skool shooting in stockton. fived kids left dead. that spark]af aid move nmt california that resulted in the strongest gun laws in the country. >> i think it hit home the imance of strengthening our laws and spurred action. >> the brady campaign credits california strong gun laws for making it safer on streets. >> california has lowest mortality rate from firearm death in the nation. >> the connecticut shooting is prompting calls for stricter gun law as cross the country, even in california. most recent polls show americans in general savor -- favor more restrictions. >> we don't need stricter gun gun troll. >> this gun store owner says laws are working fine. >> isolated incidents, it's tragic but you know, we can't go
a random act of violence. live in monte soreno christin ayers cbs 5. >> gunfire erupted on a california freeway injuring a woman that was celebrating her birthday. more than a half dozen bullets were fired in north hollywood. the woman was driving with her father, sister, and baby. a white impala pulled alongside them and someone opened fire for no apparent translator: 20- year-old was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck. no one else including the child was hurt. the shooter is on the run. >> couples all over america are waiting for six men and three women to tell them if they have a institutional right to mary. cbs news report chip reed on the next big chapter in the battle over same sex marriage. >> reporter: they've been together 10 years and would like to make their relationship official. >> it's always been our dream to mary the person that we love. and to commit our lives to each other. >> but as residents of california they can't because four years ago california voters passed proposition eight banning same sex marriage. but it's the u.s. supreme court that will
in california. colorado would have a significant -- pretty much every state in the country would benefit. you look at the companies based in silicon valley. they have offices, you want to expand your business, think about those young people in colorado. everything -- stated say the same thing. that money would get spent over the country very rapidly. >> thank you. governor brown. >> it is a good idea to bring back that $1 trillion sitting out there. how to do that, it remains to be seen. but then that will require some other tax. that would be my big request like everybody else. get america's finances under control and that will take both parties. it will take taxes and it will take reduction in commitments that have been made. it now can be validated. let's get this but do it in a way that exacerbates the uncertain economy. the second -- we have to happen through innovation. whether it is the space program or tax credits for renewable energy. all that is important. we have to keep that going. that will get hard because we will face is demographics. that is my 74th birthday on april 7. i am a
. that is the discipline, the imagination, and the investment. that is what makes california -- that is why people are still coming here. they're not staying in colorado, i am sorry to say. they're right here. [applause] >> just briefly, setting aside plunder for a moment. >> i am sorry about plunder. it is a big part of wealth creation. >> could you talk briefly about your turn initiative? >> it is going well. mike rossi is leading the charge. i have met with what i think will be the next president of china. we have delegations from china to come here. we're sending delegations there. this is not just business as usual. we're getting detailed committees and proposals, a couple of the key states. we want good coming this way. we want good going out way. -- goods coming this way and we want goods going out that way. >> are you doing anything like that? >> we have been working on the north-south access. we have a biannual that denver works on that brings people together for cultural, business, intellectual exchange and focuses on mexico and chile and brazil. one of the great things we're missing rig
that fiscal cliff, california has an awful lot to loose. more than other states, in fact. >> washington is sounding like sacramento these days waiting until the last minute to reach a deal, a trigger cuts if one isn't reached. as washington waits to come up with a deficit reduction, it's becoming clear california has a lot at stake if the fiscal cliff isn't averted. the state could lose $4.5 billion in federal funds. the legislative analyst office estimates the budget may shrink by $11 billion over two years. >> people think the economy would be drawn into recession. just like any recession that would affect state economy, revenues and result in billions of less tax revenue for the state.@sh >> southern california could be hit hard. a loss of 135,000 jobs last year. another recession is the last thing they want. they're urnling leaders to come to an agreement. >> if it continues to slow as much as it is now, it's fine, if at all. >> because voter as prove td prop 30,i sales tax will go up one quarter of a percent. high wage earners will are to pay more. if the bush tax cuts are loued t
servings of rain and snow..n the holiday storm let up. >>> a true california christmas with servings of rain and snow. when the holiday storm will finally let up. >> and it was kind of nationalistic. >> yes. >> that was a specific request from our owners in china. >> from napa grapes to california real estate. why china is suddenly buying american. >>> and just in time for christmas, an injured dog rescued by the kindness of strangers. good evening and merry christmas. i'm elizabeth cook. let's get right to it. some impressive rainfall totals. paul? >> reporter: more rainfall. another inch of rainfall throughout much of the bay area. here is a four-hour time lapse of what has been going around this evening. maybe you've been hanging out chilling with your family. outside it's been quite the storm. it's been rough out there. here's what's going on right now with a little bit of the break in the north bay and the east bay, which has received a significant amount of rainfall over the past half hour. exiting san jose right now and across the past 20 to 30 minutes. and over
takeover? california schools are poised for a tidal wave of money, nearly $3 billion over 5 years. to make schools greener. a bleak future for african-american school-aged boys. it's one of several alarming findings of a legislative committee study. >>> plus, a conversation with an education innovator, sal khan, on a mission to bring a free world class education to anyone, anywhere. >> it's really about the student taking ownership of their own learning. >> coming up next. >>> good evening. welcome to "this week in northern california." big news today from the u.s. supreme court on gay marriage. before we get to our other topics, we'll briefly discuss that with our panelists. joining me tonight are jill tucker, "san francisco chronicle" education reporter. matthai kuruvila, also with the "san francisco chronicle." and paul rogers with "san jose mercury news." the high court announced it will review proposition 8, california's ban on same-sex marriage and the federal defense of marriage act. paul, we'll begin with you. what can we infer from this? what's the time frame? can we expect any sw
in northern california." big news today from the u.s. supreme court on gay marriage. before we get to our other topics, we'll briefly discuss that with our panelists. joining me tonight are jill tucker, "san francisco chronicle" education reporter. matthai kuruvila, also with the "san francisco chronicle." and paul rogers with "san jose mercury news." the high court announced it will review proposition 8, california's ban on same-sex marriage and the federal defense of marriage act. paul, we'll begin with you. what can we infer from this? what's the time frame? can we expect any sweeping judgments? >> well, a timeframe is the arguments are going to happen in march then we expect a decision by the end of the court session which is june 27th. it will probably go right to the very end. as for how sweeping and how big of a decision we can expect, that's sort of the $64,000 question that court watchers were already speculating about today. are we going to get a narrow ruling one way or another on either one of these two cases or is it going to be one of those once in a generation social civil
over same-sex marriage in california is now headed to the highest court. the u.s. supreme court said it will take up the issue deciding the legality of california's ban on same-sex marriage. it was approved in 2008 but lower courts ruled it was unconstitutional. we have team coverage. ktvu's eric rasmussen on how the supreme court is at a historic cross roads. but we begin in san francisco, today's decision leaves many people with mixed decisions. >> reporter: i talked with dozen of people tonight and there was a huge range of emotions, excitement, concern and also some confusion. >> reporter: holiday lights lights and friday night crowds but ask people on the street and many are away that today's decision could change lives and history. >> great idea. we need decide. so this is a great idea. >> matter of basic rights. >> reporter: today's decision means that same-sex couples in couple must put marriage plans on hold again. they plan to marry next fall in new york. >> we would have been exchanging vows and celebrating our love and commitment next week but with this decision it is bit
name. she same under attack for her handling of the attack at the u.s. consulate. >>> california coast will look different, how the sun and the moon play a part. >> back here in just a few minutes, showers back in your forecast, not only that it will get cold tonight, a frost advisory for parts of the bay area. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> an update on breaking news hanking right now -- happening right now, police are at the scene of a homicide, 83 avenue and "d" street. one block of 83 avenue remains closed as investigators go over the scene. no word on the victim or wha
street in downtown petaluma, california, but it could be anywhere, u.s.a. this is where small businesses live. small businesses that create two out of every three new jobs in the u.s. tonight you're going to meet some of the people behind those businesses and find out how they plan to keep building those businesses. we begin with the housing market, ground zero for the recession. from construction to appliance makers, when it collapsed it took a lot of very good companies down with it. but here's one that has managed to learn how to paint over the rough spots. you can brush it on, you can roll it on, you can get it on your pants. paint. the kelly moore plant in san carlos, california, turns out nearly 40,000 gallons a day. it's one of the largest employee-owned paint operations in the u.s. part of a $13 billion industry domestically. 140 workers in the 15 acre san carlos facility, 1,500 world wide, including 150 retail outlets in seven states. >> we own currently 58% of the stock and the rest of the stock is owned by the moore family. >> mike: you like white? they got it. you like -- the
defense. the jobs on the chopping block in california. >>> a woman who was missing for six days was found last night. paula lane is hospitalized tonight. her boyfriend did not survive. live in nevada where the family is keeping watch tonight. how is she doing? >> reporter: she is recovering tonight here at the medical center where we learned what she ate, what she drank, how she sheltered herself from the snow but her sister says she is alive thanks to one family member who would not stop searching for her. >> last night gave her the biggest kiss. >> reporter: paula lane's sister learned she was alive from her brother who went to search for her last night twice. >> he had this feeling. i don't know how to tell you. we can't stop him. we just knew -- let him do what he felt he had to do and god help him, he did the right thing. to hear him say i found her, i found her. i can't explain it for you guys. >> reporter: her brother found her long burns side road where they were trapped in the snow last thursday. her family says her boyfriend left the vehicle for help. and she left for hospital.
---"no los tienen que entregar a inmigracion" ---ese fue el mensaje hoy de la procuradora de california a agencias del orden del estado. ---kamala harris quien ha hablado publicamente muy poco sobre el programa "comunidades seguras" decidio hoy emitir un boletin oficial a alguaciles, policias y fiscalias del estado al respecto. ---pilar niÑo nos amplia.. 0:01 0:20 0:37 1:40 2:01 take pkg hoy la procuradora estatal de california emitio este boletin a las agencias del orden del estado. les indica que no estan obligados a cumplir con peticiones de inmigracion de mantener retenidos a indocumentados no peligrosos....harris dijo que emitio el boletin ante la confusion y constantes preguntas que reciben al respecto de las agencias del orden. kamala harris/procuradora de california for many of them muchos de estos alguaciles estan preocupados de que no tienen la discrecion de dejar en libertad a indocumentados que no han cometido crimenes serios o violentos, este boletin les aclara que si tienen ese derecho. esta clarificacion es bienvenida dicen algunos.... mark silverman/cen.recurs os legale
happened at the oakland coliseum. a man fell is in critical condition this morning. the california supreme court could pile up position on prop 8 this morning. also an earthquake hits japan this morning we will have more coming out. >> the live look outside in san jose, still looking pretty but dark out there. in dealing with cloudy conditions as well as past patchy dense fog and the north bay. we're expecting plenty of sunshine in the afternoon, a bit warmer than yesterday. mostly clear and cool conditions into the evening. the full forecast is coming up in just a bit but for now over to erika >> the content as back up to the bay bridge plaza continues. to my knowledge the meeting lights are not active and we do not have any problems around the bay area. the east a phrase look good and no problems in the south bay no accidents along the peninsula and: easy drive time. 23 minutes out of the bottle into the city. >> overnight we had a strong earthquake in the northeastern part of japan. it was a 7.3 earthquake and the same area where we had a 9.0 earthquake years ago that killed 2000 people
happy about this supreme court phone shallly rescuing the vote of the people in california. it's up to the supreme court to be more level headed and more royal to their boss, the u.s. constitution. >> both sides do agree on one thing. the fate will likely race on a californian who decides controversial cases. >> the swing vote is anthony kennedy from sacramento. >> i think he's our hope. >> high court we'll take a look at the constitutional of doma which shuts doubt benefits for same-sex marriage couples ruling foz both cases expected by june. >> thank you. >> defense of marriage act signed into law in 1996. in february, 2004, san francisco began)cuh issuing same-sex marriage licenses until an order to stop in march. in 2005 california legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. but waits vetoed by governor schwartzeneggar. three years later put to a vote. prop 8 passes banning same-sex marriage. and 2010, prop 8 ruled unconstitutional. >> we'll have more on the question at 6:00. let's move on to other news. a major road in eastern contra costa county is closed because o
of the sun, earth and moon, creating very high tides to the california coast, called king tides. in san francisco, it swallowed up steps at the yacht club t. surged more than 9 feet in some areas inform southern california, the community of seal beach experienced flood from this tides. the water came up to the steps of the hotel. the best way to move around -- check it out -- surf boards. more king tides are expected tomorrow. >> what a picture. >> u.n. ambassador -- to the u.s., susan rice will not be the next secretary of state. she were you from consideration, saying the confirmation would be lengthy, disruptive and costly. she was considered the frontrunner to replace hillary clinton, who is expected to step down. but she faced criticism from senate republicans over her initial statements about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libbia. the president accepted the withdrawal, but noted the unfair and misleading attacks leveled against her. still no deal on the fiscal cliff, following an unschedule the meeting at the white house this afternoon, between president obama and house sp
today would be devastating. >>> california's water worries are easing. just how much of an impact the recent storms have made on our water supply. >>> plus, a puppy gets a new lease on life. he was found shivering in a trash can. >>> clear and cold. here's a look over the bay. plus, a check on your seven-day forecast, coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, intensive care. hospitaliz >>> former president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care. mr. bush, who is 88, was hospitalized with bronchitis last month in houston. he was moved into intensive care december 23 after he developed a fever. doctors say his condition is improving and he was moved to a regular hospital room today. they say he is in good spirits. >>> well, our recent winter storms have washed away many of our memories of last year's very dry season. but for those keeping track, the storms have concerns we could be headed for another drought. >> reporter: snow fell again today in california's mountains, the latest in a string of storms. >> if this particular trend continues, we'll be looking at excess water rather than a wa
it on, you can get it on your pants. paint. the kelly moore plant in san carlos, california, turns out nearly 40,000 gallons a day. it's one of the largest employee-owned paint operations in the u.s. part of a $13 billion industry domestically. 140 workers in the 15 acre san carlos facility, 1,500 world wide, including 150 retail outlets in seven states. >> we own currently 58% of the stock and the rest of the stock is owned by the moore family. >> mike: you like white? they got it. you like -- they got that, too. >> still seeing a lot of reds. that teal is slipping into it. teal and turquoise. green still kind of there still. yellows, yellow influence, neutrals are still there. but the teals and the reds and oranges. oranges are just really popular right now, too. >> i started off with. >> mike: steve devoe is chairman and c.e.o. of the 66-year-old company. he does not paint a pretty picture of what they and every other paint manufacturer has been through over the last couple years. what he does do is point out why kelly moore fared better than most. first, history. they have it. star
-sex marriage. the court is expected to announce whether it will review the legality of prop 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court may take up federal defense of marriage act which bars federal benefits to same-sex couples flash flood the court does review prop 8, a ruling will come -- before june if the justices refuse to hear the case lower court decision declaring the ban unconstitutional would stand allowing weddings to resume within days. stay with the abc7 morning news if announcement comes during this newscast we'll buy it to you right way. >>> storm watch in the aftermath of weekend storms that hit northern california one of the hardest hit areas in a lafayette neighborhood big sinkhole there we have a reporter on scene we'll tell you more. on mountain view near mount diablo boulevard. we'll check in with amy hollyfield. >>> people who live in a vallejo mobile home park are back home after being flooded out over the weekend. the mobile park was under water yesterday as a creek feeding the lake overflowed whitewater rapids flowing through the middle of that mobile home park.
at the california state capitol to be flown at half staff calling the tragedy at the connecticut school heart breaking loss. 23 years agatha california had its own school shooting at cleveland elementary in stockton. which left 5 kids dead and 29 wounded. that 1989 incident sparked a movement in california that resulted in the strongest gun laws in the country. >> i think it really hit home the percent of strengthening our laws and it will spurred mead why the action. >>reporter: brady campaign credit california strong gun law from may going it safer on the streets. >> california has the lowest mortality rate from firearms deaths in the nation. >>reporter: connecticut shooting is prompting calls for stricter gun law again across the country. even in california. most recent poll show americans in general favor more restrictions. >> no we don't need stricter gun control than what we have. >>reporter: gun store owner says the current laws are working just fine. >> isolated incidents is tragic but we captain knee jerk and just think that that's going to solve the problem because it's real
there to be in the leadership. that's what happens in both parties. that's what happens in california and at the federal level. >> reporter: newman also points out that being an outsider in a leadership position may actually be a good thing because it gives you a fresh perspective. also, while we call them freshmen, a lot of these members have legal and business experience as well as in the political field and that can help them when they chair a committee so it's something to think about. these aren't 22-year-olds going into the office. >> those endorsing them, that's what they want us to look at their overall experience in life and what they bring to government. >> reporter: you have to look at them individually and some of them don't have experience with a committee that they were assigned to so that's why we were looking at this a little closer. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell st
wayne in for gasia mikaelian this is bay area news at 7:00. today, california voter approved ban on same sex marriage in what could result in a landmark civil rights ruling. the justices will exam the u.s. appeals decision in february that found proposition 8 unconstitutional. today, san francisco's city attorney says a shift in public opinion about same sex marriage since proáp prop 8 passed a few years ago. >> i could think of no other case to take up if it is going to take up a case, is this case. coming at a particularly optune time. >> reporter: the supreme court agreed to look at a new york case that found the federal defense marriage act denies legally married same sex couples the benefits. our coverage continues with patty lee live in san francisco with reaction from two key players and one couple that remains in limbo, patty? >> reporter: today's announcement caught a lot of people from off guard, same sex couples hoping to wed to pioneers briefly legalized it in the city. >> reporter: tom picked out items for his wedding to his lifelong partner but they have not set a date
to review california's prop 8. as john black stone tells us that means gay marriages are still on holiday cross the state. >> reporter: for five months in 2008 same sex couples in california could marry really. then voters passed proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. when gay couples appealed it, it was ruled that banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. many supporters were hoping the supreme court would not take this case. teres stewart is san francisco's deputy city attorney. >> in many ways this is bad news? >> it is bad news in the sense that if the court had denied review we would have seen marriages quickly within a few days. again not only in san francisco. >> opponents say the supreme court should uphold the will of california voters defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. >> it's important to remember that still in the vast major the of states, four out of five states, the people have chosen to either vote themselves or their elected representatives to stick with traditional marriage. >> reporter: for tommy and jeff the decision is personal. they launched t
taliban members were also killed. the doctor joseph was rescued unharmed. >>> well some california seniors fear that cuts made through the fiscal cliff could hurt them immensely. >> it helps security, medicare, and in medicaid. it's not even food on the table. that sour message. >> workers, community leaders rallied in 15 cities across the state today, including san francisco. they are urging congress to save social safety net programs and increase taxes on the wealthiest 2% instead. >>> with the fiscal deadline now just three weeks away, there's some optimism, a deal is in the works. the cbs reporter shows us the newfound enthusiasm that follows a face-to-face meeting between president obama and house speaker john boehner. >> reporter: if lawmakers want to settle this in time for christmas, negotiators need to kick it into high gear next week. they must reach an agreement by early next week at the latest. that's the only way that members will have enough time to read it, debate it, and vote on it in the house and senate before heading home for the holidays. in a now familiar routine, both
. >>> blueshield of california wants to raise rates once again, according to the la times. some individuals would see their raises go up by as much as 20%. the increases would affect 300,000 customers. it calls for an average rate increase of about 12%. the new fees would take effect in march. some consumer advocates say blueshield should use some of the money in its $4 billion reserve to keep rates down. >>> there's a new name being floated to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. massachusetts senator john cary. it comes after susan rice abruptly withdrew. >> reporter: republicans challenged rice's explanation of the september 11 attack in benghazi, libya, that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. republicans charged that the administration already knew that it was a planned terrorist attack. >> it is clear that the information that she gave the american people was incorrect. >> reporter: in november, rice testified behind closed doors on capitol hill but her critics, like senator lindsey graham, were unrelenting. >> bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before th
. tonight how a california family reached all the wayqgme=t here to pay their respects and give some support to this community, again, tonight at 6:00. live in sandy hook, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> well, there will be a memorial for the victims of the tragedy tonight here in the bay area on the peninsula. a service of remembrance getting underway in burlingame. this service begins at 7:00 p.m.yi?v on the church on easton krif. >> shooting prompted two state agencies to review their plans for schools and work place as cross california. nannette miranda joins us live now. nannette? >> this plan just doesn't include shootings but supposed to include responses for earthquakes, fires and other situations. once state lawmaker says self reporting isn't working. every july, how they evacuate sturd yents, whether they have locked doors, which people do they let in? are security cameras in place? are the staff trained? one senator is upset that the last numbers he can find indicate that over half did not comply in 2009. >> and because we don't keep a good track, we don't know in two years whether
for the next four months to help the transition. >> in two days you'll see new laws take effect in california, one law for private space travel. >> we'll break down this incredible video that show planes crashing into a freeway. >> leigh: i'm leigh glaser. will there be rain for the all-important new year's night? we'll take a look at the >> break new. hillary clinton has been admitted to the hospital with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she received this month. the doctors found the clot during a followup exam today. she was admitted to a hospital in new york so doctors can treat her and keep an eye on her. >>> on tuesday, several new laws go into effect in california. here's a look at some of them. california bill be the first state to ban therapy for gay teens. private companies that provide space travel will have greater protection from civil suits in cases of disaster. police will be able to issue silver alerts for missing elderly people, and the state marine reptile will be named the pacific leatherback sea turtle. we'll look at a few more new laws at 6:00. >> police in southern
. in the bay area, by california standards season freezing. it's only in the mid-50s. 54 degrees in san francisco and 56 at oakland, 55 at vallejo and 52 at fairfield. we'll be up to 52 degrees at livermore. mid-50s do it for much of the bay area. cloudy for new year's eve and new year's day for the bay area, but it does look outside of that chance of maybe a sprinkle or two that we're not going to get any rain on that day. and the extended forecast, we bear that out. i have, you'll notice on monday and tuesday just put in a drop or two. and then on wednesday we'll clear it out. and then maybe a little something coming in toward the end of the week. if it does come in, wouldn't be much. temperatures all week will be in the 50s and that will pretty much do it, not a bad week ahead. after we dispense the clouds today, it's not going to be a bad saturday either. it's looking pretty good. >> we deserve some. >> i would say. >> thanks, brian. >>> governor jerry brown is turning his focus to two major projects for the second half of his term. at the top of his agenda is seeing that californi
-- the reaction from washington. to the bay area. along with what's being done here in california. but first tonight -- president obama -- promising action. grant lodes is here with more. >> president obama is talking tough after the mass shooting that we just saw. today,mister obama took the podium this morning with vice president joe biden at his side. the president.talking tough on the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. today we learned the vice president will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. >> it is encouraging of all backgrounds are willing to challenge and change longstanding positions. that conversation has to continue but this time those words need to lead to action. the point that this is complex no longer is an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we cannot prevent every act of violence does not mean that we will steadily reduce the violence. and prevent the very worst violence. that is why i have a past vice president to lead members of my cabinet and outside organizations to
, both proposition 8 case affecting california, and the defense of marriage act affecting everybody in the country. we expect a decision by june. mark matthews abc 7 news. >> right now in the south play bai, police trying to contact the owner of a youth consignment lot. we first brought you the story last night at 11:00. car owners are converging on sunnyvale motors looking for answers. the lot has been empty since sunday. the owner cannot be found. sunnyvale motors sold cars for owner who's turned over their pink slips. >> the car we're keeping. >> 40,000. >> 40,000s sndz. >> yes. >> they're in disbelief. they can't believe they've got swindled. it's sad listening to their story autos a mechanic says cars were towed off the lot on friday. the tow truck company told abc 7 news they're taken to auction. no charges have yet been filed against the owner. >> the police officer union says the department riched a dipping point.7)÷ >> saying the city is losing more experienced officers than it will be able to recruit and retain. happening now a half dozen police officers walked away from
of the levee that protects the gardens neighborhood. the california conservation corps joined city crews inputting bags in place to prevent flooding. some homes were evacuated after water seeped through the levee. >> we have to leave everything behind. >> we had a bad christmas so he is ready to let it go. move on. >> there's still one home that's vacant because water got into some electrical outlets. >>> east palo alto is work on a long-term fix that will include the croak's capacity to carry water. and we're seeing much more snow in the sierra and how. the california department of water resources reports that snow levels now are at 140% of average. last year they were like just 30 percent of average. while not everybody at this time felt like fighting traffic and chain controls to get up there plenty of bay area residents wanted to see a white christmas. and they did. some families decided to head out after opening presents and to play in the first snow they found. so let's get an update. >>> isn't it fun to play in the snow? >> uhm, yeah... [ laughter ] >> for the kids. >> elizabeth
california native was at the peak of her career. she was a grandmother and a single mother with five children. >> she is an example for me because i'm a single mother, too. and she tried very hard to help her kids. very sad day for me. >> u.s. officials will investigate the plane crash that killed her and others. >>> the body of 28-year-old nicolas cheque is back in the united states now. the navy seal died over the weekend during an operation and rescue of an american doctor kidnapped by the taliban. pentagon officials say the doctor was in imminent danger of being killed. he was rescued unharm but officer cheque died from gunshots wounds in the battle. a high school friend and cheque always wanted to be in the military. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college, it wasn't engineering. it was -- i'm interested in being in the military and in living that lifestyle, serve my country. that's what he wanted to do. >> seven taliban members were killed in the rescue operation. cheque a 10-year veteran was part of the elite u.s. special forces team. that same elite unit carried out the raid that kill
order gives them a chance at a fair hearing. >> these bad judges in california, they have to be overruled and corrected and i'm very pleased what the supreme court has said that they'll take the face the high court's announcement comes at a time when the public opinion appears to be changing. after the election, nine states have authorized same sex marriage. still at issue are benefits but the supreme court says they will also determine whether the government can deny benefits they took a federal case and a state case, it's going to be the big constitutional question. >> this law professor says if there's a swing vote o on the court, it's justice roberts. >> he's from a different generation. he's in a cultural sense, he's working with talented gay lawyers his entire career. he e knows gay people can raise children. >> and it was not revealed what justices voted to hear the case. arguments are expected to be heard in the spring with a ruling scheduled for june. >> governor jerry brown attended an event in oak lands where he made a brief comment o on the the decision o t
valley 101 highway 1 exit. right now that exit is closed northbound because of flooding. the california king tides initiative wants everyone to document what is going on. these pictures are an example of what they want to see. they believe these pictures are powerful accelerating discussion of the california coastline of the future with a permanently higher sea level. >> open up a conversation in a way where it is no longer polarized and conflicting just a conversation of look, this is what we have that is at risk now, how can we build in such a way that communities are resilient to sea levels and climate change? >> reporter: the initiative wants to you help them document all of this, because they say, with the permanently rising tides this is what it is going to be looking like at some point down the road in california. the time to plan is now. if you would like to upload pictures that you might be able to take today or tomorrow, if you took some yesterday that would be great too go to abc7news.com click on see it on tv we have linked you to the king tides initiative, where you can go
they claim with staying power. in oakland, christin ayers, cbs 5. >> blue shield of california wants to raise rates again. according to the l.a. times some individuals would see their rates go up as much as 20%. the increase would affect more than 3300 customers. the new piece would take effect in march. some consumer advocates say they should use some of the money in its $4 billion reserve to cooperates down. >> there's a new name being floated to replace hillary clinton. massachusetts senator john kerry. it comes after susan rice abruptly withdrew her same. rice decided that fighting with republicans simply wasn't worth it. >> reporter: republicans challenged rice's explanation of the september 11th attack in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. republicans charged that the administration knew it was a planned terrorist attack. >> it is clear the information she good faith american people was incorrect. >> reporter: rice testified behind closed doors, but her critics were unrelenting. >> bottom line i'm more disturbed now than i was before that the 16 september ex
. >> the connecticut shootings are focus on mental health. california is working to expand mental health services on college campuses and fund more suicide prevention hot lines. california democrats are also asking the obama administration to match state's dollar for dollar on mental health service spending. >> and other bay area mayors are signed a national letter calling on the president to enact strong er gun control law. the letter asks the president to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. they also want to eliminate loopholes and create a national background check. you can go to ktvu.com for more coverage. we have a tab at the top of the home page which includes a story about how first responders are coping. >>> a deadly shooting outside of a hayward apartment complex. police say they received 911 calls for people who live at the complex on sleepy hollow at about 10:30 a.m. roosevelt foster was shot. police say the gunman got away. south state element t ri and martin luther king junior middle school went on lock down for about two hours z as a precaution. >> an east bay grandmoth
along -- california would join along with 24 hour states that have a program like this in place already and senator hill says while dui arrests have gone down, california has still not done enough. >> still people are dying. still people are being injured and i think that we can't look the other way and we can't give up our efforts. >> reporter: state senator jerry hill was joined by chp and peninsula law enforcement to introduce senate bill 55 that would require second dui offenders to install an ignition interlocking device for a year. >> this bill will make it clear that if repeat offenders do not complete the ignition interlock program, then they will never get their license back. >> reporter: earlier this month the national transportation safety board recommended anyone convicted of drunk driving not just repeat offenders install the device. peninsula law enforcement say they back the senator's plan. >> 17 repeat offenders for dui arrests. each of those 17 have had their second offense. so this legislation that is being proposed today is actually needed to be added as part of the
to the hospital and we understand is if critical condition tonight. >>> republic demands california are worried about the possibility of taxes going up because there aren't enough in sacramento to block it. lawmakers ushered in the new era today at the capitol after the election and as we report, democrat contract now hold essentially all the power. >> please wrist your right hand and repeat after me. >>reporter: new session begins with a dramatically reshaped legislature with democrat contract holding super majority powers in both houses. giving them the authority to raise taxes without republicans and override gubernatorial veto. still newly upon atheed assembly speaker vows to listen to the g.o.p. >> find the rate solution for the challenges facing our state is not the task of one party or one house. >>reporter: already though democrat contract have introduced a constitutional amend tomorrow make changes to proposition 13. the landmark initiative that limits how property taxes are assessed and requiresthirds vote for any new taxes. state senator proposal asked voters to allow logical co
>>> good morning. we have developing news out of southern california. a big earthquake struck in the pacific ocean. we have the latest on possible tsunami warnings. >>> we are live in fremont where employees are set to meet earlier this morning where a fire destroyed their company yesterday. we'll have the latest. >>> they fake and they are here in the bay area. the scam that vallejo police are warning you to look out for. >>> clouds are increasing but what about any rain? would we get any out of this? and also as we head into the weekend. time now for the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this friday morning, december 14th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic. steve you have pam wearing a sweater. >> it was cold yesterday. >> all day i was cold. >> it's cloudy out there right now. we had clear skies for awhile. a lot of that cold air is trapped. a little system coming down the coast. could be a little mixed presip. highs today very cool. mainly low 50s. here is sal. >>> good morning. right now traffic on in
to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes the challenge to california's controversial proposition 8. if the court refuses to do that-review the proposition 8 case same- sex marriage would be legal in california and same-sex couples could marry as soon as next week. the court also put the case on hold to review other cases put off a final decision on and on the law. the decision could come today or monday. >> and man is in serious condition this morning after falling from the upper deck of the oakland coliseum, during the first 30 minutes of last night's raiders game. the male victim fell about 30 ft. from the coliseum's upper deck of to the concrete below. >> oakley said they believe the fall was an accident. >> police in foster city are advising residents to secure their vehicles after nine separate all burglaries were reported this week. officers responded to as many as eight break-ins that occurred sometime between monday night and tuesday morning. the right car break-in was reported wednesday. most of these break into happen along shale boulevard an
court will rule on the california proposition 8. the voter approval initiative the funding marriage between a man and woman a. sides of the debate. because the high court has same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. >> this is about fundamental coverage. j. r. stone is standing by. >>pam: with reaction from both here to break down what >> because the high court has agreed to hear this case, same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. the validity of same sex marriage in california has been an issue since 2004. and now we know, we will get the final word by next summer legal briefs will be filed and the case will be argued early next years. possibly in the spring. then the supreme court should issue its ruling very likely by the end of june. and we should also note the supreme court has also agreed to review the federal defense of marriage act. legal experts say agreeing to review both cases is significant. >> it indicates that the court wants to indicate the entire ball of wax in one fell swoop. they are not looking to
area shorelines. ans >>> well, some very high tides are in store for the northern california coast and the bay area shorelines. and as cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman explains, some researchers think it will provide a glimpse of things to come. >> reporter: of all the photogenic spots of the bay area to take pictures of, why is hailey taking pictures of water and cement? [ laughter ] >> it's afternoon important picture. >> reporter: it's the before and after. >> the pictures of the king tideses help yours visualize the dramatic tidal reefs that we're already experiencing. >> reporter: the connector ramp from 101 to marin was flooded today. that happens. but normally when there's a storm. there was no storm of the just very high tides, king tides. >> but are rising tides stuff like this needs to be considered. >> reporter: they are about gravity. the earth, moon and sun are in such a position that tides will be the highest of the year the next couple of days. but it could look like the new normal. oceans are filling up with more water for a variety of reasons, 8" more in the past centu
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